Training for the Future is a utopian training camp where audiences are turned into trainees to pre-enact alternative scenarios and reclaim the means of production of the future. Due to the coronavirus pandemic the 2021 edition has a decentralized form, with trainings taking place in parallel across the world: acting collectively, even when apart.

Training for the Future is a project by Jonas Staal, curated and co-programmed by Florian Malzacher

Within And Against Utopia: Commoning Art Institutions

a Training by S.a.L.E. Docks & Extragarbo

Venice, Italy March 6

How to common, queer and decolonize art and its institutions? The current pandemic crisis revealed the fragility of neoliberal art infrastructure. Through theoretical exercises and embodied practices of imagination, the training will focus on ideas of commoning care, social cooperation, the practice of conflict and self-government. Utopia is not meant to become nostalgia of the future, but the struggle of common imagination within the contradictions of the present.

S.a.L.E. Docks is an independent space for visual arts, activism, and experimental theatre located in what had been an abandoned salt-storage facility in Dorsoduro, Venice, Italy. Founded in 2007, its programming includes militant research on art labor, direct actions, activist-group meetings, formal exhibitions, workshops and screenings.

Extragarbo is an artistic an curatorial platform, founded in Venice in 2019 by Est Coulon, Cosimo Ferrigolo, Gaia Ginevra Giorgi, Edoardo Lazzari, Leonardo Schifino and Theresa Maria Schlichtherle. Extragarbo produces and supports the performative projects of its members, adopts an horizontal method and works as a shared system of research, imagination and desire. Instagram: @extragarbo